BJJ / Grappling Best Instructor Job
Is to ensure your safety, but that's not what I want to talk about. I suppose your BJJ instructor's number 2 job is to help guide your development in the art of BJJ / Grappling and while that is as wide as the whole art, I believe it can be summed in this phrase: they are there to help even you out as a grappler.
Are you playing too much guard?
Are you too eager in your submission attacks that you’re sacrificing positions?
Are you perhaps too timid in applying your weight and pressure in guard passing?
The way I see it, the only difference between a good coach and a great coach is when do they stop to round your BJJ / Grappling game up.
A great coach will not be satisfied with your development when the cycle is completed and you are well-rounded. That’s just the beginning. That’s when the real fun starts.
Just when you think that you’ve learnt the basics well, a great coach will take you back to the beginning and work on your hand and arm placement in the upa. Just when you think you got your armbar escapes working they’ll show you tiny grappling tips and timing details that will open doors to counters and counter-counters.
That’s the time to be grateful you are with such a great guide. But also, remember that they are still human!
A great jiujitsu instructor looks into your heart.
"Everybody think "I want to get the black belt", but when you get the black belt, it's just the beginning" Saulo Ribeiro
ZHOO ZHITSU IS FOR EVERYONE!
Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi
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